Thursday, January 29, 2009

Posted Jan. 29 - Paid

Intern Opportunity - posted 01/29/2009

Opportunity Description:
Work with Junior Achievement's (JA) Events Coordinator in preparation for our May 11, 2009 "Golf Fore Kids" golf event. Assist in the planning and execution of the golf event. Assist our Events Coordinator with all phases of the golf event including: Contact vendors, work with planning/golf committee and negotiate in-kind services.

Benefits to Student:
Working with the professional JA staff in all phases of the golf event while working within a comfortable office environment.

Assist in the planning and execution of the golf event. The May 11, 2009 golf event is part of our annual fund-raising efforts. Assist our Events Coordinator with all phases of the golf event including: Contact vendors, work with planning/golf committee and negotiate in-kind services.

Positive attitude. Excellent organizational skills. Strong inter-personal skills. Detailed-oriented. The golf event is a "fun" event for our sponsors and exhibiting a "positive outlook" attitude will be necessary.

Time Commitment:
10 hours per week, but the hours can be negotiated. Working schedule can be flexible. Position will last from April 1, 2009 to May 31, 2009.

Development Opportunities:
This is a paid position. $7.00 an hour plus reimbursement of expenses if incurred.

Paid or Unpaid position: Paid

College Credit available: Yes

Please email or fax a cover letter and resume to:
Steve Kime, President Junior Achievement of Greater Oklahoma City
5400 N. Grand Blvd. Ste. 230
Oklahoma City, OK 73112
Fax (405) 235-3147

Posted Jan. 27 - Unpaid OK Senate

posted 01/27/2009

Oklahoma State Senate
State Capitol, Room 309-20
2300 North Lincoln Blvd.
Oklahoma City, OK 73105-4808

Internship Announcement: Senate Communications Division
(Unpaid position/For college credit only.)

Looking to fill Intern positions for the 2009 Summer and Fall Semesters – 2009
(Limited number of positions available for each semester.)
Preference: Juniors, Seniors, Graduate Students with a GPA of 3.0 or better
Preference: A major or minor emphasis in journalism, public relations, political science or government

Internship Description:
Interns for the Senate Communications Division are responsible for assisting staff with day to day responsibilities, including distribution of news clippings internally, as well as filing and faxing press releases. Interns may also be required to write "form" press releases which require specific information to be entered into a standard template. Interns may also be asked to assist the communications staff during press conferences and other media events. Work hours will be arranged to fit the student’s schedule. Morning work hours are preferred.

Criteria for intern applicants with the Senate Communications Division:

  • Applicants should be able to touch-type, with a net speed of approximately 45 wpm.
  • Applicants must have good internet skills and be adept at using the internet for research, writing, and emailing press releases.
  • Applicants will interview for the intern position.

A $100 transportation stipend is provided at the successful completion of the internship.

An internship with the Senate Communications Division will provide students insight as to the relationship between elected officials and the media as well as a first hand look at representative democracy in action. Interested students should have a high interest in government and communications, be responsible and accountable for their work, and behave in a mature and professional manner in the office setting.

First, contact your college campus Journalism, Public Relations, Political Science, or Government Internship Department about the college requirements regarding internships used for college credit.

Contact Fran Little, Intern Coordinator, Oklahoma State Senate, 405/530-2353, or at

Ronald McDonald House - Unpaid

The Ronald McDonald needs a volunteer to create a newsletter. This is a great opportunity to turn 2-3 weeks of work into a resume entry that will look like a semester long internship. For more info, contact Josh Watson at 5527.

On Campus Experience - Writer's Block tutor

This may feel like an English major job, but good writers are always welcome. These are paying positions too. This does look good on a resume, especially for PR jobs that call for strong writing skills.

The Writer's Block at OC.

Monday, January 19, 2009

Networking Event on Feb. 4 - OKC Thunder/IABC

Nothing But Networking Event with IABC and the OKC Thunder on Feb. 4
The Central Oklahoma Chapter of the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) is partnering with the OKC Thunder to create a networking event for Oklahoma City professionals who work in communications, marketing, public relations, advertising and related fields.
The networking event will provide professionals with all of the following:
· OKC Thunder vs. Denver Nuggets game ticket ($30 value)
· Guest Speaker - Brian Byrnes, OKC Thunder Senior VP of Sales and Service
· Networking in a fun atmosphere
· Food, Refreshments and Cash Bar
Tickets are just $30 per person. Group seating is limited so it's best to buy your tickets now, we will not be able to provide tickets at the door. The more people the more fun so please bring a guest!
Pick up your ticket(s) at the Ford Center Will Call beginning at 5:30 p.m. on the day of the event and meet us in the Old Number 7 restaurant across from Section 116. We will network, eat and drink until the game begins at 7 p.m. Then we will go watch the game as a big group. See you then and make sure to bring your business cards!
Order tickets here.

OKC Thunder Networking Event on Jan. 26 - $21

The Oklahoma City Thunder will be hosting its first annual Pro Sports Career Day Tuesday January 26, 2009! The main focus of this special day is to give your students an interactive presentations and Q&A session that will provide exclusive insight regarding careers in the NBA. OKC Thunder’s Corporate Communication Manager, Vicki Guerra will be in attendance to give insight into careers in Public Relations. I have attached a flyer/order form, which outlines the event, a Thunder schedule and parking map. If you have any questions give me a call and I’m more then happy to assist you! I will give you a call with the next week and I look forward to speaking with you.
Monica Curtis

Deadline: Jan. 26, 2009 (Cost is $21)

Pro Sports Career Day 2009
11:30- 12:30 Registration/Sign-in/ Arena Tour
12:30- 1:00 Motivational Speaker
1:00-2:30 Thunder Staff Introductions and Q&A
2:30 – 3:00 Break
3:00-3:30 Arena Tour
3:30-5:30 Break
5:30 Ford Center Doors Open
7:30 Tip-off

Posted Jan. 13 - Unpaid

Internship Opportunities - posted 01/13/2009
Position Location: Oklahoma City, Okla.
The Arts Council of Oklahoma City, a private non-profit corporation, is currently recruiting for intern positions in the assistance and implementation of projects and programs for 2008-2009. This is a non-paid program. Academic approval for course credit for internship is negotiable.
PR Internship
The qualified intern provides public relations, administrative support and clerical services to the Communications Director. The Intern will assist with writing press releases, updating Web site, taking photographers, creating media credentials and press kits, tracking press clippings and editing print pieces. Work also includes administrative tasks. The intern must exhibit strong writing skills, computer knowledge, attention to detail and a general knowledge of Microsoft Office software, Photoshop . The Intern will learn invaluable skills in public relations and marketing.
General Information
Since Arts Council Interns will assist with volunteer and meeting organization, mass mailings, and updating and maintaining database records, good organizational skills are required. Self-motivation and the capability of organizing the workload within an established system and time frame are extremely important. Experience in dealing with the public, good communication skills, and interpersonal "people management" skills are preferred. Business hours at the Arts Council are 9A.M. to 5P.M. The hours required for the internship are 8-10 hours per week, but hours are flexible depending on the intern’s school schedule. Knowledge of Microsoft Windows 98, Word or WordPerfect and Access are preferred. To learn more about the Arts Council of Oklahoma City, please visit our website:
To apply, submit transcript and/or resume, two letters of recommendation, and a cover letter:
Gilbert Magdaleno
Festival Internship Program
Arts Council of Oklahoma City
400 West California
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
Questions? Contact Gilbert Magdaleno at (405)270-4895 or email

Posted Jan. 13 - Unpaid

Public Affairs Coordinator Intern - posted 01/13/2009
Position Location: Oklahoma City, Okla.
Mission Statement: Dedicated to the advancement of MDA’s mission, the Association’s advocacy efforts are committed to making life better for people with muscular dystrophy. Through representation in matters of public policy and research advancement, nationally and internationally, we strive to be an effective voice for the hundreds of thousands of Americans served by MDA. We aim to encourage and facilitate active involvement of people with these diseases in the community at large as well as in matters of public policy that are of specific concern to those with disabilities. MDA’s percentage of income allocated to program services is among the highest of all nations’ largest voluntary health agencies, according to the Chronicle of Philanthropy.
* The Non- Profit Times 100 report on America’s charities reported MDA ranked #1 in percentage of total income received from the public.
* U.S. News & World Report cited MDA as one of the most recognized charities in the nation.
* MDA is the first non-profit organization honored with the American Medical Association’s Lifetime Achievement Award for “significant and lasting contributions to the health and welfare of humanity”.
* Money Magazine, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance magazine, and The Non-Profit Times have all recognized MDA as one of the country’s best managed non-profit health agencies.
For more information on MDA please visit the Web site at
Start Date: ASAP
Job Type: part-time, not paid
Job Functions: Marketing relations, public affairs, event planning and public relations.
MDA is seeking highly experienced, highly motivated Public Affairs Coordinator Intern to join our team.

The ideal candidate will:
* Have a willingness to really dig in and get involved immediately
* Assists the District Director and Program Coordinator in the organization, development, and implementation of the special events
* Be an expert developing and implementing industry-leading creative concepts
* This one is a Must: Have impeccable communications skills. The ability to nurture relationships with our clients, vendors, and our employees
* Have the ability to brainstorm, think creatively and work within a team
* Be an expert at managing and meeting aggressive deadlines
* Ability to multi-task
* Be willingly to take direction from staff members
* Positive attitude is a must!
Minimum Work Requirements:
* Must be a Junior - Graduate
* Work 16 hours or more ( will work around class schedule)
* Preferable getting degree in Marketing, PR or related field.
Submission Details
Send resume and references to:

Posted Jan. 6

Paid Marketing/Public Relations/Promotions Internship - posted 01/12/2009
Position Location: Oklahoma City, Okla.
Primary Responsibility:
This position is responsible for assisting the marketing team with various projects and programs including radio and TV promotions, special events, entertainment support, web administration and public relations efforts.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
* Assist the Marketing Director and Marketing Manager with various departmental functions
* Assist in the execution of in-park media events and promotions
* Produce a media status report on a weekly basis
* Respond to guest and media inquiries
* Escort reporters/photographers on the park property
* Distribute press releases
* Assemble press kits
* Assist with planning and implementation of radio and TV promotions
* Maintain website information
* Plan and execute Fright Fest activities
* Assist Guest Relations
* Field donation requests
* Field all incoming marketing calls
* General office management such as copying, filing, faxing and general correspondence (i.e. mail and fax distribution, paper supplies, etc.)
* Performs other incidental and related duties as required and assigned
Skills and Qualifications:
* Strong analytical skills
* Organized and detailed orientated with a proven ability to multi-task and meet strict deadlines
* Self-Starter, capable of adapting to any work environment
* Strong interpersonal skills and team player
* Strong oral communications and listening skills
* Must be self-motivated and able to work in a fast paced environment
* Must be willing to work flexible hours including nights, weekends, and holidays
* Computer proficiency in Microsoft Office programs
* Ability to lift and carry 25 to 30 pounds.
Other Functions:
All other duties assigned or necessary to support the park as a whole. While this job description is intended to be an accurate reflection of the requirements of the job, management reserves the right to add or remove duties when circumstances (e.g., emergencies, changes in workload, rush jobs, or technological developments) dictate.
Pay Rate:
This position is a paid seasonal internship that runs March 3, 2008 through November 15, 2009.
To Apply:
Please send a cover letter and resume to:
Frontier City/White Water Bay
Attn: Andrea Pennock
11501 NE Expressway
Oklahoma City, OK 73131
or email at:

Posted Jan. 6 - Unpaid

Christian Chronicle seeks student interns

The Christian Chronicle, an Oklahoma City-based international newspaper for Churches of Christ, seeks a college student to serve as a reporting intern for the spring semester and future semesters.

The Chronicle is a professional, nonprofit publication that has earned more than 25 awards from the Associated Church Press and the Society of Professional Journalists since 2005. One of our recent interns, Jonathan Cannon, is a winner in the annual Oklahoma SPJ contest for work he did with the Chronicle. Our writers have reported from at least 40 states and more than two dozen countries.

The successful applicant will report and write stories for the Web and print editions of the Chronicle, which serves more than 250,000 readers across the nation and around the world.

Our preferred candidate is:
• A journalism major with experience writing for a campus publication and/or a professional newspaper or Web site.
• A member of the Churches of Christ.
• An enthusiastic reporter and writer committed to the highest standards of journalism and eager to gain experience and collaborate with seasoned professionals.

This is not a paying position, but in most cases, students can work with their universities to receive academic credit. Telecommuting is an option for students not in the Oklahoma City area. Please send a letter of interest, clips and references to Managing Editor Bobby Ross Jr. at Questions also may be directed to that e-mail address.

Posted Jan. 6

Public Relations Internship - posted 01/06/2009
Position Location: Oklahoma City, Okla.
Christian Companion Senior Care is the nation’s first franchised Christian in-home care provider. The corporate headquarters are located in Oklahoma City with locations in Tulsa, Oklahoma and Oklahoma City. Christian Companion Senior Care is currently franchising throughout the United States.
Program Overview:
An internship with Christian Companion Senior Care should provide interns with a realistic, hands-on overview of the communications industry including aspects of public relations, marketing, advertising, media relations and new media planning. In the process, interns gain valuable, resume-building skills and experiences.
Scope of Responsibilities:
* Write and edit correspondence including letters, news releases, web stories and newsletter articles for the national and local companies.
* Provide media relations support and follow up.
* Assist with formal and informal research projects.
* Participate in the planning and creative process for developing public relations and advertising campaigns and programs.
* Research and execute “viral” on-line marketing strategies
* Collaborate and communicate with other members of the public relations team.
Candidate Should Have:
* Academic approval for internship course credit.
* Completed at least two years of study in journalism/public relations degree tract.
* Proficiency in Microsoft Word, e-mail, Internet and Powerpoint.
* Strong writing skills.
* Experience and familiarity with basic journalism practices and AP style.
* Strong desire to participate in a team environment.
* Professional dress and demeanor.
* At least 20-25 hours a week to devote to the internship. Hours are flexible.
Applicants must be enrolled in college. Graduates will not be considered.
Contact Information:
Tony Vann
Christian Companion Senior Care
4005 N.W. Expressway, Suite 250
Oklahoma City, OK 73116
Office: (405) 242-2272

Posted Dec. 16, 2008 - Unpaid

We are starting to look for interns for the spring semester here at the Chamber. Do you have any students that you could suggest? Our internship is unpaid, probably about 20 hours a week. We are pretty flexible about the time here. We are looking for a marketing or pr major or someone that has an interest in Chamber work. Any students you could suggest would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Amanda Bowen

Director - Events and Programs

Edmond Area Chamber of Commerce

825 E. 2nd, Suite 100

Edmond, OK 73034

Phone: 405.341.2808
Direct: 405.216.2031
Fax: 405.340.5512

Hello OC PR Students

Welcome to my blog about PR Internships. I'll try to post as often as I learn about new internships. Now, get out there and network! And don't forget to have fun!

The best place to start looking for internships is the job board on the OKC PRSA Web site.